California Passes Energy Regulations
As expected, the California Energy Commission on Wednesday passed regulations to restrict energy used by TVs. In a conference call following the decision, the Consumer Electronics Association slammed the commission and vowed to fight on.
The regulations, which were passed unanimously by the commission, are scheduled to go into effect in 2011, with even tighter restrictions kicking in two years later. CEA and other industry groups have strongly opposed the measures since they were first proposed earlier this year.
"We're extremely disappointed in the decision by the California Energy Commission today," CEA legislative affairs chief Jason Oxman said on a conference call called by CEA after the decision.